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The New Parent Guidebook

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FC: The New Parent Guidebook | By: Rebecca Ogilvie

1: Table of Contents: | Page 2-3: Cost Associated with Pregnancy/Babies Page 4-5: Cooking for your Child Page 6-7: Crafting for you Child Page 8-9: Child Care Choices Page 10-11: Baby Proofing 12-13: Social Agencies in Pembroke 14-15: Course Reflection

2: I'm Pregnant! | Babies need a lot of things, more than you realize. The prices of these add up. I decided to go out and price some of the things that your newborn might need at the local Walmart. The cost of the cheapest ones I could find are: | Play Pen - $64 Soother - $12 Hat for Cold Weather - $5 Large Stroller - $250 Small Stroller - $40 Glider/Rocking Chair - $170 Bathtub - $8 Washcloths - $4 Hooded Towels - $13 Zinc Oxide - $9 Baby Soap - $3 Baby Manicure Set - $4 High Chair - $45 Teething Ring - $2 Swing - $130 Formula - $12 | Bottles - $17 Extra Nipples for Bottles - $4 Brush for Cleaning Bottles - $3 Breast Pump - $27 Diapers - $30 Diaper Bag - $30 Receiving Blanket - $15 Sleepers - $30 Baby Wipes - $8 Plastic lines Garbage Pail- $30 Change Table - $60 Heavy Blanket - $15 Car Seat for Infants - $90 Crib/Bassinet/Cradle - $90 Night Light - $2 Baby Monitor - $30 | That brings the grand total to $1280, $1472 including tax.

3: Seems like a lot, right? That doesn't even include any food or toys that your child may want or need. Also, some of those necessities may need to be replaced after awhile. | There are Higher prices for all of these items. You can buy whichever ones suit you and your child best. Of course, just like everything else, there are benefits of buying more expensive things for your child. You always have to consider the quality of it and how safe it is. There are most important things to consider than just cost. | Too bad money doesn't just grow on trees.....

4: Cooking For Your Child | Making your own baby food isn't nearly as difficult and time consuming as you may think! Benefits of making your own baby food: | -You know exactly what your baby is eating -You know that the ingredients are fresh and healthy -You can change it to best suit your baby's needs and preferences -You'll save money! -Making your own baby food is satisfying for you and your baby!

5: Scrumptious Sweet Potato! Need: - one large sweet potato 1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C) 2. Take one large sweet potato. Scrub it and prick it with a fork. 3. Bake for about 45 minutes, until it feels soft. 4. Split the potato and scrape out the flesh with a spoon. 5. Mash it lightly with a fork and you're ready to go! | Creamy Fruit Mash! Need: - 1 apple or pear, peeled and diced -1/2 avocado, peeled -little water 1. Place the prepared apple or pear into a small saucepan and add a little water 2. Simmer gently until the fruit is tender. 3. Transfer the apple or pear into a food processor until smooth 4. Mash the avocado with the fruit puree and serve!

6: Crafting For Your | Make A Mouse Puppet! | Go to your local thrift store and find a 100% wool sweater. Bigger is better because you get more fabric, so make sure to hunt in the men's section. You can often find incredible deals if the sweater has holes or stains, which won't matter to you since it is just for the fabric! Garage sales are also a good place to hunt for them, especially during the hot summer when nobody is interested in buying sweaters. Wash the sweater in a top loading washing machine with a little laundry soap on hot water with a towel or two or even a full load of laundry. The extra items create more friction which will help felt it. If you have a front loader you still can felt it, just throw in a towel and a few clean tennis balls. When the load is finished throw it into the dryer, also on hot. The tightly bound fabric is perfect since now you can cut it and the sweater won't unravel.

7: Baby | !. Cut off one sleeve of the felted sweater at an angle. The point of the angle will become the mouse's nose. | 2. Turn inside out and then stitch up the angle. Hand stitching is just fine but you can use a sewing machine if you want. | 3. Cut out two circles with flat bottoms for the mouse ears. Make these as large or small as you like! Each mouse puppet you do will have his or her own personality due to the slight variations | 4. Turn the puppet right side out and place on your hand with your sewn seam in the mouse's mouth. Pin on the ears until you are happy with the placement and then sew on the ears. | You can sew on felt circles for the eyes & nose, embroider them or use plastic google eyes or buttons! Now come up with some silly voices and you are all set for puppet play!

8: Child Care Choices For Your Child | Need to go back to work? Can't take care of your child anymore? Need help? Don't worry, there's lots of opportunities to help you out! | Own-Home Care Consists of Nannies, Babysitters and Relatives. Own-Home means exactly how it sounds, your child is comfortable in your own home, so they can stay there! Nanny: -may live in or live out of the house depending on the circumstances -professional nannies are certified in CPR, first aid, have a degree or extensive training in child development -is there only for the child - homework, clean/food, inspire, courage, child development, educated games&plays Babysitter: -ages 13+ -have taken classes/courses -are able to cook, clean and follow routine -usually only work for a few hours -pay is usually $7 to $10/hour per child. Relative: -low cost and flexible -willing and able to help -share similar views on discipline, food and activities -expect to pay them, although they might not accept money -easy to trust them -genuinely care about your child's health, happiness and well being -lesser sicknesses and infections than at a daycare -relatives will still care for your child when sick.

9: Other-Home Care consists of ;licensed and unlicensed daycares. Licensed :-child care facility that cares for 5 or more unrelated children -usually children under 10 years old -there are 2 different kinds; home-based & center-based -home-based is an individual hired by a licensed agency -center-based is a large facility with more than 5 kids Unlicensed: -6 weeks to 12 weeks -flexible and reliable -consider special need when assigning care givers. -caregivers are also educated and screened -non-profit volunteer board of directors -home must be inspected before children are in it -offer workshops for parents and care givers -infants (under 3 years) usually cost more | Non-Profit Care Centers consist of parent cooperative, Workplace (School), and Community Groups. These programs are only offered in some places, check around for places in your city or town. Parent Cooperative: -group of parents that get to take care of each others kids -take turns taking care of each others children -no pay, just return of services Workplace (School):-some schools/workplaces offer daycares at certain places. For example, the Early Years center or The World Trades Center Community Group:-certain churches/cultural groups offer private daycare | Commercial Center Care consists of Independent Day Care, Chain/Franchise Day Care or Preschool/Nursery School. All must be licensed. Independent Dar Care:-at-home daycare Chain/Franchise Day Care: -Franchises that sets up in different places. Preschool.Nursery School: - teach kids before they go to kindergarten -gets kids into routine

10: Baby | Of course, all of your house needs to be baby-proofed and each room is just as important. However, there is probably more that needs to be done in the kitchen than any other room. The kitchen can be dangerous to anybody with all the cabinets, hot foods and appliances, but you always needs to take extra caution with your baby.

11: Certain things to make sure to do: | -Don't carry hot food or drinks and baby at same time -Keep hot food and drinks away from edges of tables and counters -Don't hold baby while cooking at stove -Turn pot handles toward back of stove, or use only the back elements when possible -Secure oven door with an appliance latch. -Put safety plugs or outlet covers in unused outlets. -Keep appliances unplugged and out of reach -Install and maintain working smoke detectors and check monthly -Keep a fire extinguisher on hand -Post emergency numbers next to you telephone -Keep knives, breakables, heavy pots and other dangerous items locked up or out of reach -Control access to unsafe areas with safety gates, door locks and knob covers -Put locks or latches on accessible cabinets and drawers that house unsafe items -Keep trash cans in inaccessible cupboards or use ones with child-resistant covers. Secure refrigerator with appliance latch -Don't use tablecloths or placemats | Proofing

12: Social Agencies for Children and their Families in Pembroke | Family & Children Services - have child welfare development services, Ontario Early Yeats Center, family visitation and exchange and KUMON. Contact Information: Telephone - 613-735-6866 The Pheonix Center for Children and Families - funded by the provincial government, provide therapeutic services to under 18 year olds, provide group services, have Respite Services and Intense Services. Contact Information: Telephone - 613-735-2374 Email - Women's Shelter & Support Services - for abused women, have Good Kids programs, help to get a new start or get out of a bad situation. Contact Information: Telephone - 613-732-7776 24 Hour Crisis Line - 613-732-3131 Ontario Early Years Center - A place where parents and kids go for learning activities and interaction. Also provide parent education, support groups, information and referrals, resources and toy lending Contact Information: Telephone - 613-732-8434

13: nd their Families in Pembroke | Petawawa Military Family Resource Center - Services like Pheonix Center but for military families, provide services for postings, grief, loss, etc. Contact Information: Telephone - (613) 687-7587 ext. 3222 E-mail - Community Living of the Upper Ottawa Valley - provide support for people with developmental disabilities. Provide: employment and volunteer opportunities, access for visitation, living and shopping Contact Information: Telephone - 613-735-0659 Renfrew County & District Health Unit - provide services for growth/developmental checks, immunization, dental in schools, speech and hearing problems, Family Circle program. Contact Information: Telephone - (613) 735-8661 Kids Help Phone - anonymous telephone line for counseling youth. Answers questions, referrals and get information. Also have parents lines. Kids Line - 1-800-668-6868 Parents Lines - 1-888-603-9100

14: Course Reflection - HPW 3C | I found that a lot of the stuff we learned about in this class, I already knew or learned in previous classes. In the future, it would be helpful to have the dolls so we could experience what it would be like to actually be working/living with children. I found that the class was really unorganized and could probably be planned better. Working with the locally developed class was lots of fun and very rewarding.

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